Breaking the Stress and Pain Cycle
By Randi Morse
It doesn't matter how healthy you are if you enjoy a healthy diet and exercise regularly. However, at some point in time it is very likely that you will have to deal with lower back pain. Lower back pain is an extremely common complaint, especially as we get older. Something as simple as lifting or twisting the wrong way can cause you to spend days laying on your bed cursing your back. In most cases rest and utilizing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen can help you get rid of the pain. But what do you do if you've tried all of the traditional treatments and you're still dealing with serious back pain?
The Pain Cycle
When pain isn't being managed properly, it can cause a lot of issues. Your body sends pain signals to your brain to tell your brain that something is wrong. If the problem your body has perceived is not repaired, the body gets angry and sends even more pain signals to your brain, thinking you ignored the initial pain signals.The longer you are in pain, the more your mental health can be affected. You may start thinking that your life would be much better if only your back pain wasn't there. For example, your home might be cleaner or you are able to work for and bring in more income if you didn't have back pain. This can quickly and easily transform into anxiety that can then become depression.
Most people don't realize how connected pain is to their emotions. Studies have actually shown that 75 percent of people who have been diagnosed with depression report that they have more physical pain than those who have not been diagnosed with depression. The more concerned and anxious you are about being in pain, the more pain you're likely to feel.
Chiropractic treatment can help break this seemingly unending cycle of stress and pain. Chiropractors are very experienced in dealing with chronic back pain and can help release any joint restrictions that may be causing your lower back pain. Those who seek proper chiropractic care often report that they find relief very quickly.
At The Joint Chiropractic you'll find caring chiropractors who are experienced in helping their patients break the stress and pain cycle. The Joint Chiropractic has affordable rates and open office hours to ensure that everyone who wants to be seen has the opportunity to receive chiropractic treatment.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Orlando, Fla.